Oakland Park stallion Sessions is set to make a statement with his first crop and that was evident when he sired a double on the weekend.
Boomtastic won the Oktoberfest Hcp (1200m) at Ascot on Saturday and Old Mick followed up in the Civil Construction Maiden (1200m) at Bunbury on Sunday.
Sessions sired another two barrier trial winners at Lark Hill on Monday morning – Chatter Session and Gotta Motor – to go with a family update last week when his younger brother Haunted won the LR Village Stakes at Caulfield.
The only son of Lonhro in Western Australia, he stands for a $5,500 service fee with Neville & Susan Duncan at Oakland Park Stud in North Jindong.
Sessions ($177,150) has taken the lead from Mogumber Park sire Safeguard ($123,260) for second-season honours this season. Both horses are outstanding additions to the Sunspeed stallion ranks and Sessions was still waiting for Boomtastic’s Westpeed bonus to be added by Arion Pedigrees on Tuesday afternoon.
Boomtastic is being set for the LR Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) at Ascot on November 5 and will be more than competitive after producing a brilliant turn of acceleration on Saturday. “She got a cosy run in front and gave me a good kick in the straight,” winning jockey Chris Parnham said. “She got tired late but it was a quality field and it was a good effort going forward.”
Simon Miller trains Boomtastic for Ben and Jo Duncan of Forestview Farm. Her dam Xaar Boom (Xaar) was pensioned after foaling a Safeguard filly in August.
Old Mick won second time out as an odds-on favourite at Bunbury for trainer Ross Price and owner-breeders Frank and Josie Fiore. They sent his dam Destiny Girl (More Than Ready) back to Sessions and that foal is now a 2yo colt named Nitro Lad.